Christmas in the Branch

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Christmas in the Branch

Celebrate the season with over a month of holiday festivities in Farmers Branch!

Enjoy Skating Under the STARS at our outdoor ice skating rink. Stroll under twinkling lights in Santa’s Village. Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

Skating Under the STARS

November 27, 2020 – January 15, 2021

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Marketplace

December 5, 2020

Holiday Marketplace

December 12, 2020
December 19, 2020

SPONSORED BY

Brookhaven Community College
Christmas in the Branch

OPEN DAILY
Nov. 27 - Jan. 15

Skating Under the STARS

Children’s Health StarCenter Farmers Branch
12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234


Enjoy Skating Under the STARS at our outdoor ice skating rink located at the corner of I-35E and 635. 

HOURS

November 29 – December 19

Monday – Thursday  |  5 pm – 10 pm
Friday – Sunday  |  2 pm – Midnight


December 20 – January 5

Monday – Sunday  |  2 pm – Midnight


January 6 – January 17

Monday – Thursday  |  5 pm – 10 pm
Friday – Sunday  |  2 pm – Midnight


Hours change due to holiday:

Christmas Eve, December 24  |  12 – 6 pm

New Year’s Eve, December 31  |  12 – 6 pm


Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day

In the case of inclement weather, please contact the StarCenter front desk to verify the outdoor ice rink is open at 214.432.3131

SKATING PRICING

Admission (ages 4+): $10
Youth admission (3 & under): FREE
Skate rental: $5

 

Group rates and private ice time is available. Perfect for company outings and parties. Please contact the StarCenter at 214.432.3131 for more information.

PROMOTION NIGHTS

We offer several nights of discounted ice skating. Each night we offer a discount has a theme!

December 18

Ugly Christmas sweater night | Who are we to judge? Show up in your ugliest Christmas sweater and receive free skate rental.

December 19

Farmers Branch/Carrollton ISD night | Time to show off your school colors; present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

December 23

Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

December 26

Stars season ticket holder | All current Stars season ticket holders receive free skate rental.

December 30

Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

January 2

Farmers Branch/Carrolton ISD night | Time to show off your school colors; present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

January 6

Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

January 7

Local Business Night | Present a business card with a Farmers Branch address and receive free skate rental.

January 8

Boy & Girl Scout Night | Wear or bring something that identifies you with your troop and receive free skate rental.

January 9

College Colors Night | Gotta support the team, right? Show up in your team’s colors and receive free skate rental.

January 13

Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

January 14

Stars season ticket holder night | All current Stars season ticket holders receive free skate rental.

January 16

Ladies Night | Are you a lady? Mention the word “ladies night” when renting your skates and it’s on us!

Children’s Health StarCenter Farmers Branch
12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Farmers Branch residents receive FREE ice rink admission!

Farmers Branch residents get free skating admission on select dates with proof of residency. A valid ID with a current Farmers Branch address must be provided at check out. Skate rental not included. Limit four per household.

SELECT DATES:

Friday, November 27

Saturday, November 28

Sunday, November 29

Saturday, December 5

Saturday, December 12

Saturday, December 19

December 5

Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, December  5  |  5 – 9 pm

Liberty Plaza, 12400 N. Stemmons Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Join us on December 5, 2020 as we welcome in the yuletide with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Liberty Plaza. There will be outdoor ice skating, fun activities for children, festive holiday music featuring local schools and theaters, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree with Santa Claus himself. Grab something to eat while enjoying a classic holiday movie. Shop local vendors for unique handmade/homemade gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

  • Event opens at 5:00 pm
  • Event Location: Liberty Plaza, 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, 75234
  • Free Admission. All ages welcome. Pet friendly.
  • Event Hotline: 972-919-1433

To allow for event setup and operation, please note that Denton Drive, from Farmers Branch Lane to Bill Moses Parkway, will be temporarily closed from 1 pm to midnight, on Saturday, December 5.

Entertainment:

Grove Stage:

  • Brad Ackland
  • The Ones

Liberty Plaza Stage:

  • Local Schools

 

Skating Under the Stars:

  • Outdoor ice rink in front of the StarCenter

 

Marketplace:

  • Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

 

Free Activities:

  • Lighting of the City and Stage Show
  • Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  Arriving by Fire Truck at 5:00 pm, be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment.   A suggested $5 donation helps support local non-profits assisting at Santa’s house. There will be no line reservations. Please note from approximately 5:45 to 6:15, Santa and Mrs. Claus will join Mayor Dye for the Tree Lighting.
  • Face Painters
  • Balloon Artists
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Elsa from Frozen
  • Olaf from Frozen
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s House
  • Kids Crafts – A suggested $5 donation helps support local non-profits assisting with the kids crafts.
  • Carnival Swing Ride
  • Trackless Train
  • Inflatables


Classic Holiday Movies:

  • Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


Park Games:

  • Ladder Golf
  • Corn Hole
  • Tether Ball
  • Playhouse & Mulch Pile
  • Freestyle Chalk Board

Nuevo Leon

  • Nachos
  • Tamales
  • Tacos
  • Beer
  • Wine


Donovans

  • Corn Dogs
  • Funnel Cake
  • Chicken Strips
  • Curly Fries


Yummy Pizza

  • Pizza
  • Calzones


J’ Bobs Kettle Korn

  • Kettle Korn
  • Flavored Korn

All parking is free!

Primary event parking is located at Farmers Branch City Hall and surrounding lots, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.

ADA parking is available at City Hall as well as the Farmers Branch DART station, 12800 Denton Drive.

Or go green and ride DART to the event!  Liberty Plaza, the Grove and the outdoor ice rink are right across the street from the Farmers Branch DART Station

No Outside Alcohol will be allowed at this event.
Items not allowed inside the gate:

  • Alcohol (not permitted to enter or leave event site)
  • Smoking or Vaping
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Contraband
  • Canopies or Pop-Up Tents
  • Skate boards, Roller Blades, In-Line Skates and Bicycles
  • Golf Carts and ATV’s
  • Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions

List of Prohibited Items

ADA Facilities – The Grove at Mustang Station – Christmas In The Branch

  • Parking
    Free, limited ADA parking is available adjacent to the event site on Bill Moses Parkway as well as nearby at the Farmers Branch DART Station, the City of Farmers Branch City Hall, and the Children’s Health Star Center.  All parking is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Accessibility
    The event grounds are wheelchair accessible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller. During an event a portable accessible restroom is located in the park.
  • Service Animals
    Persons with disabilities and their service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at City of Farmers Branch events.
  • While at an event if you have a disability and require an accommodation, please locate event staff.   Requests will be addressed as reasonably and quickly as possible.
  • Prior to an event/festival, accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting the City of Farmers Branch at fbspecialevents@farmersbranchtx.gov or via phone at 972-919-2631.
  • Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272 or click here: https://www.dart.org/riding/paratransitbookingform.asp

December 12

Holiday Marketplace at the Grove

Saturday, December 12  |  5 – 9 pm

The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Celebrate the holiday season by shopping at the Marketplace, Skating Under the Stars, letting the kids enjoy activities and don’t forget about seeing Santa!

  • Event opens at 5:00 pm
  • Event Location: The Grove @ Mustang Crossing, 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, 75234
  • Free Admission. All ages welcome. Pet friendly.
  • Event Hotline: 972-919-1433

Entertainment:

Grove Stage:

  • 5:00 pm – R. L. Turner Jazz Band
  • 7:00 pm – The Ones

 

Skating Under the Stars:

  • Outdoor ice rink in front of the StarCenter

 

Marketplace:

  • Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

 

Free Activities:

  • Glitter Tattoo Artist
  • Elsa from Frozen
  • Olaf from Frozen
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s House
  • Kids Crafts
  • Petting Zoo
  • Trackless Train


Park Games:

  • Ladder Golf
  • Corn Hole
  • Tether Ball
  • Playhouse & Mulch Pile
  • Freestyle Chalk Board

Nuevo Leon

  • Nachos
  • Tamales
  • Tacos
  • Beer
  • Wine


Yummy Pizza

  • Pizza
  • Calzones

All parking is free!

Primary event parking is located at Farmers Branch City Hall and surrounding lots, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.

ADA parking is available at City Hall as well as the Farmers Branch DART station, 12800 Denton Drive.

Or go green and ride DART to the event!  Liberty Plaza, the Grove and the outdoor ice rink are right across the street from the Farmers Branch DART Station

No Outside Alcohol will be allowed at this event.
Items not allowed inside the gate:

  • Alcohol (not permitted to enter or leave event site)
  • Smoking or Vaping
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Contraband
  • Canopies or Pop-Up Tents
  • Skate boards, Roller Blades, In-Line Skates and Bicycles
  • Golf Carts and ATV’s
  • Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions

List of Prohibited Items

ADA Facilities – The Grove at Mustang Station – Christmas In The Branch

  • Parking
    Free, limited ADA parking is available adjacent to the event site on Bill Moses Parkway as well as nearby at the Farmers Branch DART Station, the City of Farmers Branch City Hall, and the Children’s Health Star Center.  All parking is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Accessibility
    The event grounds are wheelchair accessible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller. During an event a portable accessible restroom is located in the park.
  • Service Animals
    Persons with disabilities and their service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at City of Farmers Branch events.
  • While at an event if you have a disability and require an accommodation, please locate event staff.   Requests will be addressed as reasonably and quickly as possible.
  • Prior to an event/festival, accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting the City of Farmers Branch at fbspecialevents@farmersbranchtx.gov or via phone at 972-919-2631.
  • Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272 or click here: https://www.dart.org/riding/paratransitbookingform.asp

December 19

Holiday Marketplace at the Grove

Saturday, December 19  |  5 – 9 pm

The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Celebrate the holiday season by shopping at the Marketplace, Skating Under the Stars, letting the kids enjoy activities and don’t forget about seeing Santa!

  • Event opens at 5:00 pm
  • Event Location: The Grove @ Mustang Crossing, 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, 75234
  • Free Admission. All ages welcome. Pet friendly.
  • Event Hotline: 972-919-1433

Entertainment:

Grove Stage:

  • Anne Hinson
  • The Ones

 

Skating Under the Stars:

  • Outdoor ice rink in front of the StarCenter

 

Marketplace:

  • Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

 

Free Activities:

  • Balloon Artist
  • Holiday Themed Minions
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s House
  • Kids Crafts
  • Trackless Train


Park Games:

  • Ladder Golf
  • Corn Hole
  • Tether Ball
  • Playhouse & Mulch Pile
  • Freestyle Chalk Board

Nuevo Leon

  • Nachos
  • Tamales
  • Tacos
  • Beer
  • Wine

All parking is free!

Primary event parking is located at Farmers Branch City Hall and surrounding lots, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.

ADA parking is available at City Hall as well as the Farmers Branch DART station, 12800 Denton Drive.

Or go green and ride DART to the event!  Liberty Plaza, the Grove and the outdoor ice rink are right across the street from the Farmers Branch DART Station

No Outside Alcohol will be allowed at this event.
Items not allowed inside the gate:

  • Alcohol (not permitted to enter or leave event site)
  • Smoking or Vaping
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Contraband
  • Canopies or Pop-Up Tents
  • Skate boards, Roller Blades, In-Line Skates and Bicycles
  • Golf Carts and ATV’s
  • Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions

List of Prohibited Items

ADA Facilities – The Grove at Mustang Station – Christmas In The Branch

  • Parking
    Free, limited ADA parking is available adjacent to the event site on Bill Moses Parkway as well as nearby at the Farmers Branch DART Station, the City of Farmers Branch City Hall, and the Children’s Health Star Center.  All parking is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Accessibility
    The event grounds are wheelchair accessible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller. During an event a portable accessible restroom is located in the park.
  • Service Animals
    Persons with disabilities and their service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at City of Farmers Branch events.
  • While at an event if you have a disability and require an accommodation, please locate event staff.   Requests will be addressed as reasonably and quickly as possible.
  • Prior to an event/festival, accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting the City of Farmers Branch at fbspecialevents@farmersbranchtx.gov or via phone at 972-919-2631.
  • Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272 or click here: https://www.dart.org/riding/paratransitbookingform.asp

Other Christmas Activities in the Branch

Sat 08

Denton Drive Live

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 22

Family Date Night in the Park

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sep 12

Denton Drive Live

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photograph, Film, Video and Audio Agreement

By entering on to the event premises, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and to the reproduction and posting of your image, in any media in perpetuity, and for the purpose of providing the public access to obtain and/or download any images captured on the premises without charge. Anyone entering the event premises grants the City of Farmers Branch the right to use your name and/or likeness obtained in connection with attending this event for any future publicity or advertising purposes. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter these premises.

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